lid'nburoh Queen’s

Hall, Clerk Street. 10pm. £3 (£2 members). Presented by Platform i Jan. Digital delights from Mr K. on E acoustic guitar. Diverse styles and : prodigious technical skills but not in the classical guitar mould. Be i surprised! Plus Edinburgh domiciled



0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows,

j Bath Street, 332 0532. Swing music. Lunchtime and all afternoons. 305

and 405 style.

: - Cumbemauld Theatre Lunchtime Jazz in the bar. Tom McGrath and


. 0 George McCowan Orchestra Daniel Browns, St Vincent Street, 1.30—4.30pm. Jazz from the Big Band era.

0 George Penman Jazzman The

Midas. St Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Traddies.

0 Bobby Wishart Quintet Society of Musicians, Berkeley Street. Lunchtime. Scotland’s leading saxophonist.

0 Jimmy Feighan Quintet with Shelagh Buchanan Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. Lunchtime.


0 Jazz Barbecue Lauriston Farm Restaurant, Lauriston Farm Road, off Silverknowes Road, down by the Forth. 7pm. £5 includes food. Late Bar. Organised by Platform Jazz. The Swing ’86 Select will supply the

a music, and if the weather is

inclement, will move indoors. 0 George Boy Jazz Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. Lunchtime.

_ Straight trad.

- o Tam White and The Dexters

Platform One, Rutland Street. Tam

with the nine-piece band including

brass section.

1 0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform One,

= Rutland Street. Lunchtime. Modern

5 piano-based group.

0 Mike Hart’s Selection Basin Street,

i Haymarket. Small traditional jazz

i band.

' 0 Festival City Jazz Band Old

Waverley Hotel, Princes Street.

Evenings. New Orleans and Dixie.


0 Bourbon Jazz Band Beacon Hotel, Park Terrace. Dixieland Band. Lunchtime.

o Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar, Tron Theatre, Parnie Street. Lunchtime. Good crowd.

O T-Zone Nico’s Sauchiehall Street, 332 5736. Alternate weeks. Lunchtime. Cool sax music.


0 Dave tlewton Trio Royal British Hotel, Princes Street. Evening. Super keyboard jazz.

0 Melanie 0"Bellly and Francis Cowan Windsor Buffet, Elm Row, Leith Walk. Evening. Singer of mainstream, mainly standards, with guitar.

0 Capital Jazz Band Crest Hotel,

Local musicians have been slow to take up places in the week-long Combo Improvisation Clinic oi Jamey Aebersold (photo) in the Edinburgh Academy (Sun 10- Fri 15 August). The school, with eleven oi America's top jazz educators has been held lor the last iiiteen years in the States or London and its lirst season in Scotland, held In conjunction with the International Jazz Federation and Platiorm, has attracted players irom Cornwall and abroad, but none as yet irom the Capital.

The students are graded on the lirst

Queensferry Road. Lunchtime.

o Tarn White and The Dexters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Soul/Rock band with brass.

O Basin Street Stampers Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad and mainstream.

0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Evening. Electric Blues and Swing.

' MONDAY 4 Glasgow

0 Iain McHaitie Trio Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street, 334 4891. Evening. Guitarist. Clydeside’s Barney Kessell.


0 Swing '86 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, 225 6843. Evening. Four-man acoustic swing, based on the music of Django.

0 East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon, Angle Park Terrace. Evening. Straight early tunes and arrangements.

0 Basin Street Stompers Basin Street Bar, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixie and New Orleans.

0 Delta Devils, Shore Bar, Leith. Evening. Piano boogie, guitar and vocals.



0 Batchelors of Jazz Saints and Sinners, St Vincent Street. Evening. Trad. Busy. Well known names and talents on the Glasgow mainstream scene.

0 Bobby Wished Group Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Evening. Top

day and placed in combos with musicians oi similar ability. Classes cover eartraining, transcribing solos, developing jazzlines, jazz harmony, rhythm section cohesion, how to swing, bass line construction and chord progressions and combine with master classes and combo sessions. Are there any players out there who would beneiit irom a week oI wall to wall music? In congenial company and with tutors the calibre of Bobby Watson, it will be intense, but rewarding. For more iniormation phone Platiorm: 031 226 4179.

flight playing on sax and flute, with electric band.


0 Swing '86 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, 225 6843. Evening. Hot club sound. Four-man line-up. Strings and reeds.

0 Melanie 0"Beilly and Francis Cowan Shore Bar, Leith. Evening. Mainstream singer with guitarist.

0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street, Haymarket. Evening. Solid trad.


0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus Friends Glasgow Society of Musicians, Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 8.30pm. Highly accomplished, friendly session. All welcome.


0 John Burgess Duintet Gladstones, Royal Mile. 8pm. Be-Bop and Modern.

0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Trad/swing band.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland.

. , . Edinburgh

0 Spirits oi Rhythm Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Straight trad band.

0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa Craig Hotel. Evening.

0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street. Evening. Classic songs with guitarist.


FRIDAY 25 Edinburgh

0 Love and Money Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 10.30pm. Glasgow group heading for the big time close on Hipsway’s heels. A superb pop/funk fusion or a crushing bore, depending on your point of view. The single ‘Candybar Express’ (the video for which was filmed in the Mojave desert), and album All You Need Is . . . , got rave reviews all over.

0 Dual Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Heaters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 Doppelganger and Misconceptlon Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Going by their past achievements, Doppelganger’s set should be professional, commercial with just a touch of sickly sweetness. Misconception say it’s their final gig.


O Bobbln' John Warehouse , Kirkgate.

SATURDAY 26 Edinburgh

0 The Bhundu Boys Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Number One in Zimbabwe for three months recently, hypnotic African dance music. See panel.

0 Blood and Fire Edinburgh Congress Hall, Nicolson Street. 7.30pm. £1. Gospel rock group.

0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley, West Port. 3pm. Free. New name for the AM Band, playing 605’ R&B, country-rock.

O Makossa Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Showy bu enjoyable reggae band. Very popular.

0 Back Beat Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free. 505’ and 605’ rock ’n’ roll covers.

0 Sanity Clause Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Funk.


0 Days oi Twenty-Nine Warehouse, Kirkgate.

SUNDAY 27 Edinburgh

0 Stan Bldgway Queen’s hall, Clerk Street. £4. Possibly a bit optimistic putting the ex-Wall of Voodoo singer here on the basis of a (let’s face it) novelty single , however excellent, so go along and form a crowd! The album from which ‘Camouflage‘ is taken is mainly American short-story-type narratives with a strong country influence, though the sound is cushioned by downhome friendly synths. A hi-tech country-rock Tom Waits perhaps?

0 The Soup Dragons Daddy Warbueks, West George Street.

16 The List 25 July - 7 August